International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management is a peer-reviewed international journal which offers wide ranging and comprehensive coverage of all facets of construction engineering and project management. It aims to advance the science of construction engineering, harmonize construction practices with design theories, and further education and research in construction engineering and management.

Víctor Yepes

Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

Associate Professor, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. Dept. Engineering Construction, Spain

Research Areas

Structural Optimization, Heuristic Optimization, Construction Engineering, Innovation and Quality Management


2002Ph.DCivil Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV)
2000M.ScQuality Control Management


1989-1992Construction Manager (Dragados y Construcciones, S.A.)
1989-1990Assistant Professor (UPV)
1992-2008Head of Department of Infrastructure Engineering (Government Agency)
1994-2008Assistant Professor (UPV)
2010-2012Vice-Dean of the Department of Construction Engineering (UPV)
2008-to-dayAssociate Professor (UPV)
2008-to-dayDirector of the M.Sc. in Concrete Engineering (UPV)


Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Spanish Official Association of Civil Engineers)
International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) –“Member”
Scientific and Technical Structural Concrete Association (ACHE) - “Member”
Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH) –“Member”
Red Heur Heuristic Optimization Research Group – “Member”
Spanish Group for Lean Construction (founder)

Publications: Journals

[1]  MEDINA, J.R.; YEPES, V. (2003). Optimization of touristic distribution networks using genetic algorithms. Statistics and Operations Research Transactions, 27(1): 95-112.
[2]  YEPES, V.; MEDINA, J.R. (2005). Land Use Tourism Models in Spanish Coastal Areas. A Case Study of the Valencia Region. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 49: 83-88.
[3]  Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH) –“Member”
[4]  Scientific and Technical Structural Concrete Association (ACHE) - “Member”
[5]  PAYá, I.; YEPES, V.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; HOSPITALER, A. (2008). Multiobjective Optimization of Reinforced Concrete Building Frames by Simulated Annealing. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 23(8): 596-610.
[6]  PEREA, C.; ALCALá, J.; YEPES, V.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; HOSPITALER, A. (2008). Design of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Frames by Heuristic Optimization. Advances in Engineering Software, 39(8): 676-688.
[7]  YEPES, V.; ALCALá, J.; PEREA, C.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F. (2008). A Parametric Study of Optimum Earth Retaining Walls by Simulated Annealing. Engineering Structures, 30(3): 821-830.
[8]  PAYá, I.; YEPES, V.; HOSPITALER, A.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F. (2009). CO2-Efficient Design of Reinforced Concrete Building Frames. Engineering Structures, 31: 1501-1508.
[9]  YEPES, V.; DíAZ, J.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; ALCALá, J. (2009). Caracterización estadística de tableros pretensados para carreteras. Revista de la Construcción, 8(2):95-109.
[10]  MARTíNEZ, F.J.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; HOSPITALER, A.; YEPES, V. (2010). Heuristic Optimization of RC Bridge Piers with Rectangular Hollow Sections. Computers & Structures, 88: 375-386.
[11]  PAYá-ZAFORTEZA, I.; YEPES, V.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; HOSPITALER, A. (2010). On the Weibull cost estimation of building frames designed by simulated annealing. Meccanica, 45(5): 693-704.
[12]  PEREA, C.; YEPES, V.; ALCALá, J.; HOSPITALER, A.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F. (2010). A parametric study of optimum road frame bridges by threshold acceptance. Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences, 17(6):427-437.
[13]  VEA, F.J.; PéREZ, J.; PELLICER, E.; YEPES, V. (2010). Sistema de control dimensional y de replanteo de alta precisión de elementos prefabricados singulares. Revista de la Construcción, 9(2):116-125.
[14]  CARBONELL, A.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; YEPES, V. (2011). Heuristic optimization of reinforced concrete road vault underpasses. Advances in Engineering Software, 42(4): 151-159.
[15]  CARBONELL, A.; YEPES, V.; GONZáLEZ-VIDOSA, F. (2011). Búsqueda exhaustiva por entornos aplicada al diseno económico de bóvedas de hormigón armado. Revista Internacional de Métodos Numéricos para Cálculo y Diseno en Ingeniería, 27(3) (accepted, in press).
[16]  NARANJO, G.; PELLICER, E.; YEPES, V. (2011). Marketing in construction industry: state of knowledge and current trends. DYNA, 78(170):245-253. ISSN: 0012-7353.
[17]  PONZ-TIENDA, J.L.; PELLICER, E.; YEPES, V. (2012). Complete fuzzy scheduling and fuzzy earned value management in construction projects. Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A (Applied Physics & Engineering, 13(1):56-68. DOI:10.1631/jzus.A1100160. ISSN 1673-565X (Print); ISSN 1862-1775 (Online).
[18]  YEPES, V.; PELLICER, E.; ORTEGA, J.A. (2012). Designing a benchmark indicator for managerial competences in construction at the graduate level. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice ASCE, 138(1): 48-54. ISSN: 1052-3928. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000075.
[19]  YEPES, V.; GONZÁLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; ALCALÁ, J.; VILLALBA, P. (2012). CO2-Optimization Design of Reinforced Concrete Retaining Walls based on a VNS-Threshold Acceptance Strategy. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering ASCE, 26 (3):378-386. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000140. ISNN: 0887-3801.
[20]  PELLICER, E.; CORREA, C.L.; YEPES, V.; ALARCÓN, L.F. (2012). Organizational improvement through standardization of the innovation process in construction firms. EMJ-Engineering Management Journal, 24(2): 40-53.
[21]  MARTINEZ-MARTIN, F.J.; GONZALEZ-VIDOSA, F.; HOSPITALER, A.; YEPES, V. (2012). Multi-objective optimization design of bridge piers with hybrid heuristic algorithms. Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A (Applied Physics & Engineering, 13(6):420-432. DOI: 10.1631/jzus.A1100304. ISSN 1673-565X (Print); ISSN 1862-1775 (Online).
[22]  CASTRO-BENAVIDES, A.L.; YEPES, V.; PELLICER, E.; CUÉLLAR-REYES, A.J. (2012). Knowledge management in the construction industry: state of the art and trends in research. Revista de la Construcción, 11(2) (in press). ISSN: 0717-7925.
[23]  CARBONELL, A.; YEPES, V.; GONZÁLEZ-VIDOSA, F. (2012). Automatic design of concrete vaults using iterated local search and extreme value estimation. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, 9(6):675-689.
[24]  TORRES-MACHÍ, C.; YEPES, V.; ALCALA, J.; PELLICER, E. (2013). Optimization of high-performance concrete structures by variable neighborhood search. International Journal of Civil Engineering, (accepted, in press). ISSN: 1735-0522.
[25]  PELLICER, E.; YEPES, V.; ORTEGA, A.J. (2013). A method for planning a graduate program in construction management. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice ASCE, 139(1):33-41. DOI: ISNN: 0733-9364.
[26]  MARTÍ, J.V.; GONZÁLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; YEPES, V.; ALCALÁ, J. (2013). Design of prestressed concrete precast road bridges with hybrid simulated annealing. Engineering Structures, 48:342-352. DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.09.014. ISSN: 0141-0296.
[27]  TORRES-MACHÍ, C.; CARRIÓN, A.; YEPES, V.; PELLICER, E. (2013). Employability of graduate students in construction management: A case study. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice ASCE, 139(2):163-170. DOI: 0733-9364.
[28]  PONZ-TIENDA, J.L.; YEPES, V.; PELLICER, E.; MORENO-FLORES, J. (2013). The resource leveling problem with multiple resources using an adaptive genetic algorithm. Automation in Construction, 29(1):161-172. DOI:
[29]  MARTÍNEZ-MARTÍN, F.; GONZÁLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; HOSPITALER, A.; YEPES, V. (2013). A parametric study of optimum tall piers for railway bridge viaducts. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 45(6): 723-740.
[30]  PELLICER, E.; YEPES, V.; CORREA, C.L.; ALARCÓN, L.F. (2013). In Search of a Model for Systematic Innovation in Construction Companies. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ASCE, (accepted, in press). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000468. ISNN: 0733-9364.
[31]  MARTÍ, J.V.; YEPES, V.; GONZÁLEZ-VIDOSA, F.; LUZ, A. (2013). Diseño automático de tableros óptimos de puentes de carretera de vigas artesa prefabricadas mediante algoritmos meméticos híbridos. Revista Internacional de Métodos Numéricos para Cálculo y Diseño en Ingeniería, (accepted, in press).
[32]  MARTÍ-VARGAS, J.R.; FERRI, F.J.; YEPES, V. (2013). Prediction of the transfer length of prestressing strands with neural networks. Computers and Concrete, (accepted, in press). ISSN: 1598-8198.